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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$673,900
2807 W 45th St - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,624
Acres
0.33
Year Built
2014
$673,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highland Pk
4 br, 3 ba, 2,624 ft²
MLS® #: 1184989
Price:
$673,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1184989
Sqft:
2,624
Acres:
0.33
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highland Pk
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Lowest Price Per Sq Foot In All Of Rosedale For New Construction With Luxury Finish Out. Yes, Its On 45th, But You Cant Tell With The Fencing And Circular Driveway. This Transitional Styled Home Offers A Flexible Foorplan. The 4th Bedroom Serves As An Office But Can Also Be A Bedroom. Upstairs Gameroom Can Also Be Modified For A Bedroom. Home Sits On An Large 1/3 Acre...

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$565,000
5602 Shoal Edge Ct - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,223
Acres
0.47
Year Built
1948
$565,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Shoalmont Add Sec 04
4 br, 3 ba, 3,223 ft²
MLS® #: 2051904
Price:
$565,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2051904
Sqft:
3,223
Acres:
0.47
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Add Sec 04
Property Listed By:
Kw-austin Portfolio Realestate

Bring Your Architect Or Builder. Time Capsule Home Located On An Established Cove Just Off Shoal Creek Ready For Your Renovations. Home Sits On A Deep, Shady .4659 Acre Lot Per Tcad & Measured At 3223 Sqft Per Appraiser. Featuring 2 Fireplaces, Interior Smoker & Terrazzo Flooring Which Lends A Retro Feel. Fabulous Location Close To Walking Trails, Bike Routes & The Nort...

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$410,000
4706 Finley Dr - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
5
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
2,097
Acres
0.19
Year Built
1953
$410,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalwoods Add Sec 01
5 br, 2 ba, 2,097 ft²
MLS® #: 8949826
Price:
$410,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8949826
Sqft:
2,097
Acres:
0.19
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalwoods Add Sec 01
Property Listed By:
Uptown Realty Llc

Seller Will Not Be Giving Any Concessions Or Reductions For Repairs As The Price Is Reflective Of Issues In Home. Great Home With Lots Of Upgrades. Large Deck In The Backyard.

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$389,000
4006 Shoal Creek Blvd #a - Austin, TX 78757

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,495
Acres
0.11
Year Built
1986
$389,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Townhouse in Shoal Creek Park 02
2 br, 3 ba, 1,495 ft²
MLS® #: 6155277
Price:
$389,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6155277
Sqft:
1,495
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoal Creek Park 02
Property Listed By:
Elite Texas Properties

Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome In Desirable Rosedale Neighborhood! This Unit Features Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances And 2 Private Balconies With Gorgeous Views Of Shoal Creek. Freshly Painted, New Carpet In Bedrooms And New Tile In The Bathrooms! Vacant And Ready For Immediate Move-in. Cannot Beat This Location- Minutes From Ut, Downtown, And...

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$420,000
2623 W 45th St - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,578
Acres
0.18
Year Built
1953
$420,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoal Village Sec 03
2 br, 2 ba, 1,578 ft²
MLS® #: 5366080
Price:
$420,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5366080
Sqft:
1,578
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoal Village Sec 03
Property Listed By:
Fariss, Realtors

Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Large Attractive Living And Dining Areas. Window In The Master Looks Out To A Huge Oak Tree, Greenbelt And Field Area. 2nd Living Area Could Be 3rd Bedroom. 2 Parking Spaces And Easy Access On And Off The Property Because Of Drive Thru. All Sides Masonry. Large Trees, Neat Landscaping, & Great Curb Appeal. In Highly Desirable Central...

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$599,000
5703 A Jeff Davis Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
5
Baths
5
SQ. Feet
2,606
Acres
0.14
Year Built
2007
$599,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Broadacres Resub Of Lt 03 Blk 06
5 br, 5 ba, 2,606 ft²
MLS® #: 6318558
Price:
$599,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6318558
Sqft:
2,606
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Broadacres Resub Of Lt 03 Blk 06
Property Listed By:
The Marye Company

Modern Craftsman In Urban Austin. Close To Great Restaurants And Shopping. Open Floor Plan With Cathedral Ceilings And Amazing Natural Light.large Open Kitchen Perfect For Entertaining.home Has Been Very Well Cared Foe. Turn Key Ready For Move In. Brentwood Elementary And Mcallum High School.

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$695,000
804-a E 45th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,161
Acres
0.25
Year Built
2014
$695,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Ridgetop Annex
3 br, 3 ba, 2,161 ft²
MLS® #: 2399026
Price:
$695,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2399026
Sqft:
2,161
Acres:
0.25
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ridgetop Annex
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

2161sqft & 792sqft Of Extra Outdoor Living Space & A Large Private Yard With Top Notch Landscape.industry Leading Corewall System Between Homes-low/zero Noise Transfer.viking Commercial Grade Kitchen.reclaimed-oak Train Box Car Floor Island.steel Hanrails.composite Deck,private Setting Area Off Master.custom Mohagany Stair System-steel Railing.wine Rack.floor To Ceiling...

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$595,000
4612 Avenue B - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,885
Acres
0.25
Year Built
1932
$595,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Gray T
4 br, 3 ba, 1,885 ft²
MLS® #: 1048690
Price:
$595,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1048690
Sqft:
1,885
Acres:
0.25
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Gray T
Property Listed By:
Homesville Real Estate

3/2 House & 1/1 Guest Quarters. Hyde Park Bungalow In Park Like Setting. Great Patio, Large Trees, Established Landscaping And Sprinkler System. Quartz Counter Tops In Kitchen;master Bath Recent Remodel. High Ceilings And Wood Floors Throughout; Crisp And Ready To Move In. Cottage Recently Rented At $1,200/mo. Covers ~200 K Of Mortgage. Large Lot (.26 Acres) 11,000 Sq...

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$508,500
5603 Jeff Davis Ave #b - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,278
Acres
0
Year Built
2007
$508,500
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Shaded Pecan Condo
3 br, 3 ba, 2,278 ft²
MLS® #: 2140756
Price:
$508,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2140756
Sqft:
2,278
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shaded Pecan Condo
Property Listed By:
Private Label Realty

Luxurious And Spacious Brentwood Home With Just Under 2,300 Square Feet And A Large Private Backyard -- An Outdoor Oasis In The City. This Gorgeous Home Has Three Bedrooms With The Master, Huge Eat-in Kitchen, Family Room, Study/office, Laundry Room, And Mud Room On The Main Floor And Two Additional Bedrooms Upstairs. The Attached 2-car Garage Is Huge And Has An Extra S...

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$188,900
5604 Woodrow Ave #7 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
1
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
928
Acres
0.04
Year Built
1981
$188,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Woodrow Square Condo Amd
1 br, 2 ba, 928 ft²
MLS® #: 4384563
Price:
$188,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4384563
Sqft:
928
Acres:
0.04
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Woodrow Square Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Listing Spark

Amazing Townhouse-style Condominium In Central Austin With Easy Access To All Areas Of The City. This Unit Has An Open Floor Plan With Modern Upgrades, And A Private Fenced-in Courtyard For Your Pet, Bbq, And Entertaining Of Guests. Reserved Parking Spot Is 5 Steps Away From Your Front Door. Tall Vaulted Ceilings, Downstairs Half Bath, Hardwood Floors, And Fireplace Hel...

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$399,000
4203 Speedway - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,222
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1922
$399,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Add 01
2 br, 2 ba, 1,222 ft²
MLS® #: 1929981
Price:
$399,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1929981
Sqft:
1,222
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Add 01
Property Listed By:
Juice Homes, Llc

This Lovely 1920’s Era Home At The Center Of Everything You Want To Be Near! Two Bedrooms, Two Baths With 1222sf And A Great Yard, This Home Will Enchant With Its Historic Feel And Classic Charm. Arched Doorways, Saltillo Tile, Oak Floors, Fireplace, And Built-in Bookshelves Are Just A Few Of The Period Details That Set This Home Apart. Just A Short Distance From The H...

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$599,000
4300 Avenue B - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,228
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1928
$599,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Add 01
4 br, 3 ba, 2,228 ft²
MLS® #: 9767358
Price:
$599,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9767358
Sqft:
2,228
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Add 01
Property Listed By:
Kline Properties

Great Corner Lot In Hyde Park, Minutes From Ut And The Triangle. Great Rental Property Or Single Family Home! Currently Rented For $3400/month Through July 2015.

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from September 16th, 2014 at 12:31am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.